Museum of Illusions Istanbul

Museum of Illusions Istanbul

Museum of Illusions Istanbul
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Speciality MuseumsAmusement & Theme ParksChildren's Museums
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Museum of Illusions in Istanbul brings you a space suitable both for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions which has delighted all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences and fun with friends and family. Not only is it a place for children who adore coming, but also a place for parents, couples, friends.
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Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
How to get there
  • Şişhane • 3 min walk
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Priscilla
Plovdiv, Bulgaria46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Overall, the experience was interesting and kept us occupied for a couple of hours. However, it was pretty hectic and there were a lot of kids running around everywhere. The exhibits weren’t really regulated so there could be long waiting times too. Some of the illusions were pretty cool but it’s not a must see. Worth visiting if you have some time to spare though
Written 28 February 2020
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Tony C
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Every exhibit was interesting and there were really helpful staff who would help take great photos of us inside some of the extraordinary illusion rooms. It's far more than static graphic images, though there are some great examples on the walls. The interactive exhibits are terrific. It appeals to all ages and is not too busy so you can try every interactive exhibit and really get involved. Terrific.
Written 29 July 2019
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Türkiye6,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
My husband and I, we visited this museum last weekend. Located in the famous Narmanlı Han (which can be considered as the Turkish version of The Hotel Biron of 19th century in Paris which had hosted many artists and which is today Musée Rodin), it's a small museum which has nothing to do with the historical past of this famous building.

We were the only adults at the museum which were not accompanying their kids. In fact, this is a museum for kids mainly. Entrance fee is quite expensive: 49.- TL per person, but of course, there is discount for children and teachers.

The museum is mainly about optical illusions, many of which can be accessed even at Internet. There are a few interactive parts which constitute in fact the major attraction at the museum. All exhibits are in the basement floor and ventilation is not working properly, so it's a bit suffocating in that sense.

We were there early in the morning and despite that, there were many visitors, I can not imagine the place when the crowds arrive. The place can be partially rented for birthday parties we were told.

The museum shop is quite small too and there are mainly wooden puzzles sold there.

Well, if you have kids, the place might be entertaining for them. But it's obviously not a good destination for grown-ups.
Written 9 September 2019
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mimi angel
Algiers, Algeria40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had fun it was amazing experience we took plenty of pictures but it was short and limited but I recommend it
Written 5 December 2019
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Nisrine
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Totally not worth the price we paid for. Staff is so rude and not professional (lowkey racist). One of the assistants was so annoying and kept following us and rushing us to the point where my friend didn't get the chance to take pictures with the kitchen/plate trick. The vortex tunnel ? We didn't even enjoy it since she was screaming that another family was behind us. I don't get it, how are we even supposed to understand the illusion if we don't take a minute to read the notice to start with ? Or else is it still a museum if we're just gonna glance because there's a crowd ?Isn't it your responsibility to manage how many people should be inside ?
Written 19 July 2020
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Cynthia D
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It's nice experience and interesting one of the must do in istanbul.. But should be bigger
You should visit in the morning because in the afternoon a lot of people so u will have to wait a lot
Written 2 January 2020
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Marika B
Varna, Bulgaria3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
The museum is near to Galata Tower.

We went with the children (3 and 8 years old). Our visit was fun and enjoyable. The museum is not big, but it is a wonderful place to get out of reality.
Written 7 November 2019
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La DolceVita
Cambridge, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
What a magic place... fun amazing tricks, most of all great team helping us taking pics explaining each rooms. Kids and couples would love it defo.
Written 1 November 2019
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Elvir Mujesira A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
It was excellent and very fun experience. Great fun for adults and kids. Bueak was a great guide. we certainly recommend this museum.
Written 24 August 2019
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Melody M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It was lovely and staff was so professional and friendly. I was late but they still late us spend a full hour. It’s also located on very nice spot
Written 26 June 2024
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